Saturday, July 5, 2008

Three Bridges of East River

Strangetastes of Saint Louis Daily Photo and his lovely bride visited me in NYC yesterday morning (Saturday) with their nephew, Michael. We went on a 30-minute cruise on the East River to view the Waterfall Exhibition by Olafur Eliasson. I think we all managed to have fun exploring the city despite the foggy and wet weather.

In the photo above, you can see one of the four artificial waterfalls -- this one is under the Brooklyn Bridge. You can also see three bridges that connect Manhattan Island to Long Island, starting with Brooklyn Bridge closest to the boat, followed by Manhattan Bridge and Williamsburg Bridge.

So how is your weekend so far?

21 comments:

USelaine said...

The waterfall looks like a fantastic idea! I love seeing such monumental "event" art. I recovered from the 4th of July by going shopping (shoes), because my feet were killing me the day before!

Just Roaming The Cities said...

This looks amazing, I must visit it! Great shot, love all the bridges, I am a fan of bridges :)

Lily Hydrangea said...

I am so glad you posted a photo of this. I saw one very tiny picture of this in the paper and have beenn meaning to look for a better one. Thanks!
This long weekend has been great just decompressing in general.

GMG said...

Great shot though the mist... I love that Brooklyn Bridge...
Interesting post on the taxi system in NYC; what I find amazing is the protection given to taxi owners not creating a decent subway or train link the airports... ;)
Have a great Sunday!

Gecko said...

Beautiful photo, I laughed at the fact everyone is looking at something different, in their own world. =)

My weekend? Delivered a calf this afternoon, saved the mother, she wouldn't have been able to give birth herself.

Belinda said...

Hmmm...my weekend has been busier than my week as I was working :o( Am looking forward to a little sleep in tomorrow!

I love those bridges...we cycled across the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges during our NY visit last year and it was awesome to see the city from such a different perspective. They're not as flat as they look though - the ride was tough at times!!

tigerfish said...

I'm sure the mist cools us off.
Weekend - attended an Indian wedding in Taiwan.

Ex-Shammickite said...

I saw photos of those waterfalls in our newspaper, would love to see them in real life!!
My weekend so far?
Well, spent yesterday morning going to a yard sale, then shovelling and wheelbarrowing 2 cubic yards of nice black soil into my new flower garden, then in the evening a BBQ with my son and DIL, to meet their friends and their friends new baby girl, Rita.
Today? It's gonna be HOT, so I think I might just relax under an umbrella in the back yard. Maybe. Or maybe not.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

You beat me to it!! I'm gonna do one of those boat rides myself!

Dee Dee said...

Ming...nicely done...the waterfall just adds that little something extra to the boat ride....best wishes...Dee Dee

Elizabeth said...

Dear Ming!
We biked down to the South Street Seaport today to see the waterfalls.
You were much closer and got a much better picture.
As you can tell, we are back in NY.
what about joining Shadow Shot Sunday next week?
All best
e

Chuckeroon said...

Hi, Ming...the w/e's like yrs...a bit on and off wet, which is slightly delaying the men's final at Wimbledon.

Tilt adjustment....I find Picasa is the simplest and least fussy of all and very quick. No problems with "fuzziness".

Always a pleasure to have you dropping by. I've been worried about you for the last few days...no cafe's or restaurants! ;-)

Chris said...

I had no idea there was a waterfall under that bridge. Cool idea!

Weekend has been busy, hot and humid. . . .We did do some fun stuff, though.

missy said...

Just amazing! Is his bride Louise from St Louis! I did buy that DVd during the week.

My weekend was good and now drying my hair for work tomorrow. So wish I could be in New York at the moment!

marley said...

I've read about this art installation. Thanks for posting a photo of it. I think its a really cool idea. My weekend so far? WET!!

Anonymous said...

Great shot of all three bridges...like the perspective. There has been quite a bit of advertisement in LA media about the waterfalls installation. Sorry it will be gone when we get there in December. Thanks for the picture.

The week-end - kind of a let down after the 4th celebration and party.

Doris

Olivier said...

ces waterfalls sont vraiment superbes et une très bonne idée de la ville de NYC.

these are really beautiful waterfalls and a very good idea of the city of NYC.

Rafe Totengco said...

so funny I went this past Saturday to take photos with my Mom.

Strangetastes said...

Um, did you get a model release from my wife?

Keropok Man said...

ah.. how nice to have a waterfall under the bridge.

water's directly from the source too. LOL


weekend - house hunting. what a tiring chore...

citygirl15 said...

That must have been fun.... I gotta get over there before the exhibition closes.